Sitting here watching the V8s in Adelaide my attention wandered to my baby… a Soobie 4 paw STi… a Turbo, and wandered further to thinking of this in relationship to business sizes… many of us don’t have a big V8 business… but we could all undoubtedly turbocharge it.
You’ve heard the word “turbo” tossed around a lot, especially by performance car enthusiasts. But all that most of us know is that it means an engine has more “oomph” to it than normal. Would you like your business to have more “oomph”… then let’s look at turbocharging it….systematically!
Internal combustion engines are “breathing” engines. That is to say, they draw in air and fuel for energy. This energy is realized as power when the air-fuel mixture is ignited. Afterward, the waste created by the combustion is expelled as exhaust gases. This is your average business… it breathes and expends some energy… not bad, but could most likely do better! Let me explain how…
A turbocharger makes the air-fuel mixture more combustible by fitting more air into the engine’s chambers which creates more power and torque when the piston is forced downward by the resulting explosion. It does this by compressing, the air molecules so that the air the engine draws in is denser. So how can you do this with your business…? Think about how you can squeeze more energy out of what it currently has… where are you currently wasting energy, perhaps through a lack of systems, or consistency? How often do you and your team have to think… how did we do that last time… or even worse… do it differently every time and get different outcomes… confusing clients and team members alike due to lack of consistency.
A turbocharger is basically an air pump. Hot exhaust gases leaving the engine after combustion are routed directly to the turbine wheel side of the turbocharger to make it rotate. That turbine wheel is connected to a compressor wheel. As the turbine wheel spins faster and faster, so then the compressor wheel must also spin quickly. The rotation of the compressor wheel pulls in air and compresses it before pumping it into the engine’s chambers giving more power.
The basic principal behind turbocharging is fairly simple, but a turbocharger is a very complex piece of machinery. Not only must the components within the turbocharger itself be precisely coordinated, but the turbocharger and the engine it services must also be exactly matched. If they’re not, engine inefficiency and even damage can be the results. That’s why it’s important to follow correct installation, operating and preventative maintenance procedures.
Let’s make the comparison to your business now, using similar wording… The basic principal behind business is fairly simple, but a business is a very complex piece of machinery. Not only must the components within the business itself be precisely coordinated, but the business and the owners it services must also be exactly matched. If they’re not, owner inefficiency and even damage can be the results. That’s why it’s important to follow correct installation, operating and preventative maintenance procedures… take time and put the right systems into your business so that it can serve you with more “oomph” and not break down because you haven’t put it together properly. Remember…System stands for “Saving Your Self Time Energy & Money”…